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Beyond the Secular West

Akeel Bilgrami (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170802
eISBN:
9780231541015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170802.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

What is the character of secularism in countries that were not pervaded by Christianity, such as China, India, and the nations of the Middle East? To what extent is the secular an imposition of ... More


The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Aviad Kleinberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the Old Testament, God wrestles with a man (and loses). In the Talmud, God wriggles his toes to make thunder and takes human form to shave the king of Assyria. In the New Testament, God is made ... More


Post Scriptum

Aviad Kleinberg

in The Sensual God: How the Senses Make the Almighty Senseless

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174701
eISBN:
9780231540247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174701.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Where we say goodbye to the author and to his Author.


The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More


The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India

Christian Lee Novetzke

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175807
eISBN:
9780231542418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175807.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In thirteenth-century Maharashtra, a new vernacular literature emerged to challenge the hegemony of Sanskrit, a language largely restricted to men of high caste. In a vivid and accessible idiom, this ... More


A None's Story: "Searching for Meaning Inside Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and Islam"

Corinna Nicolaou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231173940
eISBN:
9780231541251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173940.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The rising population known as “nones” for its members’ lack of religious affiliation is changing American society, politics, and culture. Many nones believe in God and even visit places of worship, ... More


We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central ... More


Broken Tablets: Levinas, Derrida, and the Literary Afterlife of Religion

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170598
eISBN:
9780231542135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170598.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Over a span of thirty years, twentieth-century French philosophers Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida held a conversation across texts. Sharing a Jewish heritage and a background in phenomenology, ... More


The Intimate Universal: The Hidden Porosity Among Religion, Art, Philosophy, and Politics

William Desmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178761
eISBN:
9780231543002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178761.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

William Desmond sees religion, art, philosophy, and politics as essential and distinctive modes of human practice, manifestations of an intimate universality that illuminates individual and social ... More


Beyond Individualism: The Challenge of Inclusive Communities

George Rupp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174282
eISBN:
9780231539869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174282.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In many places around the world, relations between ethnic and religious groups that for long periods coexisted more or less amicably are now fraught with aggression and violence. This trend has ... More


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